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{adj: isolating} relating to or being a language in which each word typically expresses a distinct idea and part of speech and syntactical relations are determined almost exclusively by word order and particles



{adj: multiple} having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual
"multiple birth"
"multiple ownership"
"made multiple copies of the speech"
"his multiple achievements in public life"
"her multiple personalities"
"a pineapple is a multiple fruit"
<-> single

{adj: speaking} capable of or involving speech or speaking
"human beings--the speaking animals"
"a speaking part in the play"
<-> nonspeaking

{adj: synecdochic, synecdochical} using the name of a part for that of the whole or the whole for the part; or the special for the general or the general for the special; or the material for the thing made of it
"to use `hand' for `worker' or `ten sail' for `ten ships' or `steel' for `sword' is to use a synecdochic figure of speech"


{adv: thereinafter} in the following part of a given matter, as in a document or speech

{n: anarthria} partial or total loss of articulate speech resulting from lesions of the central nervous system

{n: component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient} an abstract part of something
"jealousy was a component of his character"
"two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony"
"the grammatical elements of a sentence"
"a key factor in her success"
"humor: an effective ingredient of a speech"

{n: deixis} the function of pointing or specifying from the perspective of a participant in an act of speech or writing; aspects of a communication whose interpretation depends on knowledge of the context in which the communication occurs

{n: enallage} a substitution of part of speech or gender or number or tense etc. (e.g., editorial `we' for `I')

{n: idiolect} the language or speech of one individual at a particular period in life

{n: initiation, induction, installation} a formal entry into an organization or position or office
"his initiation into the club"
"he was ordered to report for induction into the army"
"he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame"

{n: major form class} any of the parts of speech of traditional grammar

{n: part of speech, form class, word class} one of the traditional categories of words intended to reflect their functions in a grammatical context

{n: part-of-speech tagger, pos tagger} a tagging program whose labels indicate a word's part of speech

{n: phoneme} (linguistics) one of a small set of speech sounds that are distinguished by the speakers of a particular language

{n: phonetic symbol} a written character used in phonetic transcription of represent a particular speech sound

{n: portrayal, characterization, enactment, personation} acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture


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